Trail Guides and Books
In Edmands Parkby Cynthia Staples
Photographer Cynthia Staples has published a book of her photos of Edmands Park.
Inventing the Charles Riverby Karl Haglund
This history of the creation of the Charles River basin was the subject of the guest speaker at the 2004 Conservators annual dinner.
King’s Handbook of Newtonby M. F. Sweetser
The Villages of Newton in 1889
This website has excerpts from the book in pdf format that cover the following areas:
Massachusetts Trail Guide, 11th Editionby John S. Burk (Editor)
The book’s descriptions of hiking trails in Cutler Park and Webster Conservation Area were written by Conservators director Dan Brody.
More Nature Walks in Eastern Massachusettsby Michael Tougias
Perfect for family nature walks, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wild-life watching, these 47 walks focus on the southeast region of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod.
Includes a 1-mile walk in Hemlock Gorge.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to New Englandby Peter Alden
The author gave the Spring 2001 lecture.
Newton Conservators Almanacby Newton Conservators
Spend 12 months getting to know Newton’s parks with the Newton Conservators Almanac.
Reflections in Bullough’s Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New Englandby Diana Muir
The Boston Globe said this book about Bullough’s Pond is “an extraordinary book, a combination of polemic and all-encompassing scholarship.”
Roadside Geology of Massachusettsby James W. Skehan
This book was the subject of the Spring 2002 lecture.
Short Bike Rides in Eastern Massachusettsby Howard Stone
Contains a 19-mile tour of Newton and Brookline.
Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England’s Stone Wallsby Robert Thorson
This book was the subject of the Fall 2002 lecture.